ATLANTA - A group of civil rights leaders is gathering in Atlanta to discuss the case of a convicted death row inmate who says he is innocent and should be spared from execution.
The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network is meeting Thursday to focus on the case of Troy Davis, a Savannah man convicted of the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer.
Davis' fate has drawn worldwide attention, including support from former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI.
Supporters say he deserves a new trial after several witnesses took back their testimony, but prosecutors stand by the conviction.